Month: August 2015

Starring role for Momoko as she learns how to put on a kimono

A Cardiff schoolgirl’s immersion in centuries-old Oriental culture will be featured in a popular TV show next week. On a family visit to Japan seven-year-old Momoko Miyata was taught how to put on a traditional kimono, a skill which is fast disappearing. Momoko was shown how by her grandmother, who lives in Tarumi, a few […]

Don’t let sun go down on solar energy

A leading solar installer has hit out against possible plans to reduce the tariffs customers receive for renewable energy. According to Gareth Jones, the boss of the award-winning Carbon Zero Renewables and president of North Wales for the Federation of Master Builders, the idea was “crazy” at a time when the world needed to reduce […]

Top stars head for “world class” music festival

A world class line up of performers is heading for a cathedral where the acoustics are “better than Sydney Opera House”. The North Wales International Music Festival has now established itself as one of the highlights in the UK’s cultural calendar. And the array of talent at this year’s event between September 26 and October 3 at […]

Plucky Matthew will be honoured in Hollywood-style walk-of-fame

A PLUCKY youngster who has battled against a rare disability to lead a normal life with his family and friends has been hailed as a true unsung hero. In the face of strong competition, 10-year-old Matthew Parry has been selected as the 2015 Summer Star at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham. Matthew was […]

Residents pop out for a drink by staying in

A care organisation has created its very own pop up pub. As a result, residents of Pendine Park in Wrexham can now enjoy a pint or whatever they fancy without having to leave the care home. They can even get dolled up before going for a drink – because there’s also a pop up hair […]

War hero Ambush Alf, 95, is a star guest at opening of £4.2m housing scheme

A Second World War hero is starting a new life at a flagship sheltered housing scheme – 75 years after he cheated death at the hands of the Nazi SS. Alf Davies, 95, was a VIP guest at the official opening of the £4.2 million development built by housing association Cartrefi Conwy in Llandudno. Alf […]

Mini carpenter Twm is a TV star

A little boy from the Bala area is one of the stars of a popular television show for children. Most lads of his age are happy building spaceships out of Lego or glueing together simple model aircraft but little Twm Rees-Roberts is a much more skilled craftsman than his contemporaries. For although he is only […]

School children enjoy tall stories with giant storytelling chair

A giant storyteller’s chair made from willow saplings and oak has been unveiled at a primary school in Kinmel Bay. The 10ft high chair at Ysgol Maes Owen was officially opened by the mayor, Cllr Bill Darwin, who was on hand to cut the ceremonial ribbon. The chair was made by pupils with the help […]

Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan celebrates more “fantastic” GCSE results

YSGOL Emrys ap Iwan in Abergele is celebrating another set of “fantastic” GCSE results. The percentage of learners achieving an A* to C pass grade has shot up by 10 per cent amongst a total group of 183 who sat the exams. The school has also maintained the high percentage of learners achieving five grade […]

Bodnant’s hand-made butter wins big pat on the back in national food awards

Butter lovingly made by hand at a Welsh centre of excellence has won a huge pat on the back from judges in a prestigious national competition. Bodnant Butter has just been awarded a coveted gold star in Great Taste 2015, which is acknowledged as one of the world’s most important food and drink awards. The […]